When John Wheelock Bingham was born on 21 July 1797, in Ulster, Ulster Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ozias Bingham, was 47 and his mother, Martha Rutty, was 33. He married Electa Foster in 1825, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 28 October 1830, in North Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
English (Dorset) and Irish (County Mayo): habitational name from Bingham (Nottinghamshire). The placename is probably from an Old English folk-name Bynningas (‘the people associated with a man named Bynna’), or possibly from an unattested Old English word bing ‘a kettle-shaped hollow’, + Old English hām ‘homestead’.
Irish (Ulster, of Scottish origin): altered form of Bigham .
American shortened and altered form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames such as Bingenheimer .
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